Marcel Hirscher, the world’s best Alpine skier, likely will not race until December, missing the start of the World Cup schedule in the Olympic season.
Hirscher, the winner of a record six straight World Cup overall titles, is set to miss the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Oct. 29. He’s likely out of the following race, a Nov. 12 slalom in Levi, Finland, if the reported timetable holds up.
The next set of technical races — Hirscher’s favored events — are Dec. 9-10.
Hirscher still would have easily won the World Cup overall title the last two years if excluding his points from Soelden and Levi.
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